I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse with my Hubby Joe, work full time night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit, have a small Craft Business on the side and I DABBLE IN A BIT OF THIS AND THAT!!!!


" IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN"
George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......

" IF YOU DON'T DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO, YOU'RE A FOOL! "
Joan Rivers


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Friday, March 2, 2012

WHAT I HAVE BEEN UP TO........

3/2/2012- I am praying for the safety of all my blogging friends in the wake of these deadly tornadoes and storms! Please be careful, alert and safe!!

Joe's been on a lucky streak.
At the Hockey game, his name was pulled for 2 tickets to Gaelic Storm ( The band that played in the movie Titanic!) at our local Theater Venue. However, we are not able to go as I am working so we gave them away....
Then the next day he went to the casino with his weekly free play and won $2000!!
That is the most he has ever won at one time at The Mohegan Sun Casino at Pocono Downs which is 5-10 minutes away from us!! It will be used to pay taxes....

Surely , he must have stepped in something delivering the mail!!

LOL!!

He picked up these cute candles for me at one of the shops at the casino!

Aren't they sweet??

And aren't those names perfect for me? Vintage Lace and Victorian Bouquet!!
Can you see the picture of the lace doily on the lids....


Slowly, I have been taking down Winter and Valentine's Day decorations. I am still dealing with these IBS symptoms and there are times that I could just scream! Sorry, I am trying to keep it real... But I have had 3 good days in a row now so this is encouraging to me. I am still waiting for the results of my Ultrasound of the Thyroid.....

I can't believe it is March already. Feb. just flew by probably because it was an endless parade of Dr. visits and tests.

But enough of that....

This is my fake mantle in my Guest Room......

This room is back to "normal" now that the Christmas decorations are all put away. I did leave up those hot pink snowflakes because I love the pop of color they provide.

Some other changes in the Guest Room.....

All things Christmas are gone and my little Tea Table is back again....


And this is my new Header picture....

I think it sort of screams Spring which will be here soon....

If you would like to see my entire Guest Room, please click HERE

Also today, I am going to share with you my collection of Blue and White and Red and White Transferware.

First up are some of my Tea Cups and Saucers.....

Love the different patterns....


This is another one that was a giveaway at a Local Department Store....

I have only been able to snatch up 2 sets in red and white. I do have 8 sets in blue and white.....



All of my pieces have been bought at yard sales, flea market and estate sales for only a few Dollars !!

I have taken the Winter Skaters out of my China Cupboard in the Den and put the Transferware back in....
Now this is what it looked like in October......

See this wonderful soup tureen ......

And this cute pitcher......

Well, I have no idea where the heck they are!!!

I know I packed them away. I know that I saw them in a box when I was putting away Christmas decorations and I remember thinking that I would be getting them out again after I put away the Winter decorations.

Well, I have no idea where they are. I have searched the attic and so far nothing. They may be under our stairs in the little storage area there.

Who knows... I may not find them until next Christmas!!

Well, anyway, this is what the hutch looks like now.....




A Few Close ups....











And these are some other pieces that I didn't have room for in the cupboard....




Don't you just love all the different patterns??????

And some different blue and whites......

Love these figurines that I have on a table out in the Den....

And you know me......


I left the string of lights and the battery operated candles in the cupboard and I Love how it looks lit up.....





As soon as the weather breaks and I can open windows or even move this cupboard outside, I will be painting it. I have been toying with the idea for some time and I am going to paint it a nice cream color and decoupage music sheets inside of it.
But that might not happen for some time as we had snow, sleet and then rain yesterday so Winter is still pretty much with us here in Pa.

I want to THANK Holly over at 504 Main for choosing my post about
What your Blog May Mean to Others as one of the features for her party, Tickled Pink Fridays.
I am so very honored!!

I will be linking up to these parties:

Pink Saturday
Seasonal Sunday
Sunday's Best
Masterpiece Monday
Show and Tell Monday
Blue Monday
Mod Vintage Mix Monday
Metamorphosis Monday
Cozy Home Party Tuesday
Knick of Time Tuesday
Home Decor and Organizing Link Party
Tea Time Tuesday
Tea Cup Tuesday
Tabletop Tuesday
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Wow Us Wednesday
Rednesday
Delightfully Inspiring Thursday
Vintage Thingie Thursday
Open House Party Thursday
Homemaking Link Up Party
Home Sweet Home Friday
Show and Tell Friday
Potpourri Friday
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Thrifty Things Friday
Tickled Pink Friday

Thanks so much for visiting me today and everyday that you take the time to stop by!

Hugs,
Debbie

60 comments:

All Ways Designing said...

Hi Debbie,

I'm loving your cabinet all decorated with the Transferware and the lights.

I did a give-away on my old blog of the very same Blue/White transferware as the first Teacup/Saucer picture you posted...quite a while ago.

And...I'm doing a Give-Away (http://allwaysdesigning.blogspot.com/2012/03/i-know-im-short.html) on my NEW Blog right now - please stop by for a visit!!

~Blessings,
Jan

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

You've been busy! Love the transfer ware!!

Charlotte said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! Have a great Pink Saturday!

LV said...

That is wonderful. Winning at any casino is very hard. That definitely had to be his lucky day or found the right machine at the right time. I never have been so lucky. At least, he thought of you to bring you those cute candles.

Marydon said...

Woo-hoo! Good win! Love to see cupboard when you are finished with it, Deb.

I hope you will pop by to help us bring 'angel love' for a young girl who is sick.

Thank you.
Have a beautiful PS weekend ~
Marydon

Kim K. said...

Your dishes are so well displayed in your cupboard and can't wait to see its makeover in warmer weather. Sounds like luck is in store at your house! That's wonderful news. Fun candles too. Take care.

Spring is on its way (even if we have another winter storm headed our way this evening in MI).

Eileen said...

Your transferware is making me swoon! It's absolutely heavenly. Happy Pink Saturday. :)

Barb said...

Hi Debbie,
Your cupboard of transfer ware looks beautiful.I love Chrissie decorations....but it's so nice when the house goes back to 'tranquil' again.
Hope your health improves.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Dreamgoddess said...

Debbie, your transferware is gorgeous! I love the way the red and blue look together in the cupboard. It's so pretty together!

So glad to hear you've been having some good days with your health.

I love the tea table and wish I had one similar in my guest room. No room unfortunately. So, I'll just get my fix by looking at yours!

Hugs to you! Kim

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Debbie,
I love your new header! The tea scene looks so inviting with all the pinks. Love all your transferware too. I only have a few pieces. Wish I would have started collecting them years ago.
Hope you are feeling better and thanks for sharing.
Nancy

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Debbie, I thought about you when I posted my home tour, I am such a minimalist and not a lot to hold a persons interest like yours LOL Glad you are starting to feel better and that you are not independently wealthy LOL!

Carol

Aledia said...

Love your new header! Your cabinet of Transferware is beautiful and I like the look of the lights on as well.

Your husband is such a sweetie for thinking of you with those pretty candles....

Happy Pink Saturday!
Aledia

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Debbie,
Maybe Joe should buy a lottery ticket. Lol. Cute candles.
Well, you know I am loving all your transferware! You have some gorgeous patterns! It looks fabulous all displayed in your cabinet and the cabinet will look lovely painted a cream colour. Can't wait to see it! Happy Pinks, dear friend. Hope you're having a good weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Ginger said...

Love all your new decorating, so springy and beautiful. Debbie my family knows the pain you are going through with IBS. Tammy has it, I have a mild case and my son has Ulcerative colitis. They told him for years it was IBS also.
Stress and diet has a lot to do with IBS. Hope you are better soon. Loved your beautiful post.
Hugs
Ginger

Cathy said...

Wow Debbie,

I am loving these photos. What great great pictures of your china collection. I also LOVE LOVE LOVE your new blog banner. It is so charming and romantic.

Hope you are having a wonderful Pink Saturday.

Keep dry,

xo Cathy

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Debbie, All your new vignettes are gorgeous and I love your transferware both in blue and the red. I have a lot of the blue and a few pieces of the red in a red guestroom. Your hutch is beautiful filled with these precious pieces.
Love your mantel and your tea table and on your header. Congrats to Joe on his winnings. How fun!!

I so hope you feel better soon with your IBS. Please take care.

Also, I wanted to say, I read your post below about your father and I am very sure my father knew your dad in WWII. My family is from PA and I when he was with us, I am sure he mentioned your dad's name. What a small world. My dad passed in 98 at 75.
We have wonderful memories and what a gift, right?

Blessings to you my friend.
XO CMD

Jeanne said...

Hi Debbie, I love your transfer ware so much. A great collection. Lucky break winning so much money at a casino. Love the candles. Your hubs is not only lucky he is a sweetie.
Hugs, Jeanne

Beth said...

Hi Debbie, It was great hearing Josh Groban when I opened up your blog today to read this post. Beautiful music, beautiful post. I love your red and blue transferware. Your hutch looks great!
God bless, Beth

Olivia said...

Hello sweet Debbie! My oh my you are a lucky lady! It sounds like your darling JOE is lucky too, could you be his charm? Giggle! Anyhoo, I love all of your lovely pretties I am praying for all that are in the tornado paths. I live in Branson, MO and we got hit hard, but nobody lost lives praise God. I hope you are doing well and you are taking care of yourself! Blessings and love sent your way! Big squishy hugs,
Olivia

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Debbie...I am so sorry that you have been so under the weather. My prayers are with you.

Wow that is fantastic about your husbands wins. I personally don't gamble but my neighbor does and she has some tales to tell. And she has done really well at some of the casinos when she goes to Reno. Its nice when you can make some extra money like that especially for taxes. (smile) The candles are quite pretty and look like they would go nicely in your home. Love the transferware. I have a bit myself and love each and every piece.

Do hope you get to feeling better Debbie.

HUgs,

Nann

Mary Ellen said...

Oh my Debbie! So many pretties to look at in this post!!

Congratulations on all the fun winnings!!!

pinkkandy said...

Happy Pink Saturday!
It is always nice to see what each lovely lady is up to...and the creativity that flows...I pray that you all have a blessed week !
Please come by my blog anytime...I love having you!
God Bless......Kandy

Envoy-ette said...

You have such lovely treasures! I also love all of the links you're participating in & sharing. Looking forward to visiting them too. That was clever idea with the Christmas candles lighting your dishes! I think I'll be doing the same now!

Vicki said...

Hi, Debbie,
You always have such beautiful things! I, too, love the way the cabinet looks with the lights. Your hubby has certainly been lucky and congratulations to him. He knows you well. Those candles he brought you are very sweet. Have a blessed Sunday, my friend. Vicki

Loretta said...

Debbie, thanks for dropping by my blog again.
This week I managed to get to yours.
Wow. Your home is so pretty. I esp love the pink and blue china and your tea table.
I wish I could come and have a cup of tea.

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes And Cozy Home Kitchen said...

Hi Debbie-

Joe sure sounds like a lucky guy, and your lucky to have him. I love seeing all your pretty dishes. I have a weakness for transferware too, but my collection isn't as nice as yours. Thank you for visiting my new blog yesterday and appreciating my tablescape. I always enjoy hearing from you.

Hope you are having a great Sunday!

Shannon

Miss Gracie's House said...

You have so many PRETTY dishes! I love dishes:)
THANKS for the visit and kind words!
Rene'

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

WOW!!!!

You REALLY have one heckuva collection of amazing transferware!

Your cupboard transformation is awesome!

I LOVE that girlie/tea/sweet/pink guest room. I don't think I could ever fall asleep if I stayed in it for wanting to look and touch every single beautiful item.

Hope you are feeling better soon.

Prayers for you!

Sonia said...

Your collection of transferware is so pretty! I love both the blue and the red! The red soup tureen is gorgeous and I have some of the Liberty blue..really the only set I have ..I do have a few odds and ends. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous collection Debbie!
Miss Bloomers

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Hi Debbie,

That George Eliot quote is one of my favorites!
Your blue and red transferware (you know that caught my eye!) looks so pretty...I love the night time shots. I think collections displayed together make such a beautiful statement with so much impact! You did a wonderful job putting it all together.

Nancy

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Debbie, I love your style of shopping...I also like to hit the flea markets and especially the yard sales. You have some beautiful treasures in the china cabinet.

SmilingSally said...

I like the way the colors look when mixed together.

Happy Blue Monday, Debbie.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

How pretty every thing is, loving your cabinet with all the transferware and lights. You sure have been busy changing everything out. Sure hope you dishes soon, doesn't that just drive you crazy! As always thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

cassandrasminicorner said...

So sweet..Beautiful candles, beautiful blues!

Visiting for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by:)

http://www.sweetposh.info/2012/03/celebrating-the-birth-of-our-little-guy.html

Patti said...

You have some lovely displays of collectibles. I love the red and blue transferware together, especially lit up!!

Linens and Laurel said...

Lovely blue transfer ware. Happy Blue Monday (and PS, too.)

Johanna said...

Hi Debbie,
Congratulations to that lucky win. How nice of your husband to buy this sweet candles. And your transferware is really a treasure. Looks so nice when it is in the hutch with the light. Thanks for sharing.
Best greetings, Johanna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Thank you Debbie for linking your wonderful post to Tea Time. Love the transferware! Hope you have a good week.

Blessings,
Sandi

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Debbie,

You have so many wonderful treasures.

Dee

Susan Rain n Roses said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful collection...just purchased my first piece of Liberty blue transferware....with a Church scene...:)

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

what stunning treasures!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hello my over the top friend: You did not disappoint. Your post today is amazing. Had to go real slow because I don't want to miss again. Love the transferware. Please take care of yourself. Hugs, Martha

Town and Country Gals said...

Congrats on hubby's wins! Your transferware collection is fabulous! It looks wonderful in your cabinet.
Rebecca

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes And Cozy Home Kitchen said...

Hi again Debbie-

I know I commented before, but just wanted to thank you for linking to my party tonight. Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

Shannon

Liz said...

Hi Debbie,

So glad that you are having some consecutive good days. You have to be thankful for that! :)
Love your transferware! Especially in the cabinet with the lights. :)

Have a great week! :)

~Liz

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I adore your collection of transferware!

I hope you'll stop by my blog. I am hosting a giveaway for a $50 Kirklands gift card.

Rosie said...

Everything you have is so beautiful. I just love your transferware.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You have so many beautiful things, I am always just amazed. Thanks so much for sharing on TTT. Hugs, Marty

Barbara Jean said...

oh I love those red dishes. and all the pics on your post...so beautiful!

blessings
barbara jean

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I'm sure those candles have a heavenly fragrance...ummmmm!

Ruby Fruit

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Debbie,

Everything looks so lovely. Praying for good results on your ultrasound. I love your tea room and the little angel that matches all your lovely china. Have a wonderful evening.

Lisa

Melody said...

Hi Debbie! WOW..everything looks great. Love how the curio looks all lit us. Your new banner photo is charming andI'd love to stay in your guest room ;)

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Debbie,
I love your red and blue stuff, looks so lovely in your curio cabinet!

Hope you continue feeling better and better!

c. Joy said...

Hope you are feeling better. I like your blue and white/red and white dishes. I collect transferware and these are my favorite dishes to use. They just seem 'homey' in the nicest way.

Kellie said...

Pretty! I'd love to have a cabinet full of that red transferware myself!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your transferware collection is gorgeous! Adore it all, but red is my fav! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! Your participation is apppreciated!

Tisha said...

I love all of your tea cups. I have a friend who has a marvelous collection of tea cups & saucers that she has thrifted, buying only one of each pattern. It's so fun to have tea with her bc you never know what set you'll get. Thanks for linking up!

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Beautiful!
... lovely collection of transferware :)

Greetings from Australia♥

Sherry said...

Debbie,
I love your transferware! Yay for Joe! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Diann said...

Oh Debbie, all your gorgeous transferware is making me drool! Absolutly beautiful pieces! Thank you for joining last week's TTF. I hope you are have a great day!

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